October serving as “Careers in Student Affairs Month,” it is important to take a moment and reflect on how we got to where we are. Taking my first job as a graduate assistant in an office within the Division of Student Affairs in the summer of 2014, I had little idea of exactly what the field of student affairs was. I quickly fell in love with the work I was doing and decided to make the academic switch to student affairs.
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news including black-white disparity in student loan debt; how the internet wrecked college admissions; customer service in a higher education context; middle ground on campus speech; Obama’s higher ed legacy; and balancing work and life while working at a community college.
Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news including Black and Latino students being excluded from various top public schools; a new student fee at UMD to support sexual assault victims; why engaging first gen students in higher education matters; and ways to get involved by volunteering at NASPA.
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Catch up on this week’s trending student affairs and higher ed news including surprising stats on food insecurity; a victory for student speech rights; online education’s expansion to the global market; colleges lavishing more financial aid on wealthy students; a reflection on the kick off weekend for NASPA’s SERVE Academy.